Mokokchung, 21 June (MTNews): Nagaland observed the 9th International Yoga Day across the state. In Kohima, Governor La Ganesan attended the Yoga Day event at the Indira Gandhi Stadium. The program, organized by the Department of Youth Resources and Sports in collaboration with Ayush Mission and Health and Family Welfare, aimed to highlight the holistic benefits of yoga and its significance in promoting overall well-being.


Governor La Ganesan expressed his happiness and appreciation for the State Government’s initiative in organizing the event. He emphasized that yoga encompasses not only physical exercises but also breathing techniques and mental conditioning. He encouraged everyone to incorporate yoga into their daily lives for a healthy mind and body.


The Governor also shed light on the International Yoga Day’s origin, which was introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the United Nations Headquarters in 2014. This annual observance serves to promote the transformative impact of yoga on individuals and communities worldwide.


The event witnessed the participation of esteemed dignitaries, including officials from Raj Bhavan, the Commissioner & Secretary of Youth Resources and Sports, the Deputy Commissioner of Kohima, and representatives from Ayush Mission, Health and Family Welfare, NCS (Probationers), NCC, NSS, as well as students from various educational institutions such as Indira Gandhi Students and Patkai College.


Led by Dr Seyiekhrietuo John, the SPO Ayush, the program engaged the participants in various yoga practices, emphasizing the importance of a healthy and mindful lifestyle.


In Mokokchung, the District Youth Resources and Sports Officer, Mokokchung organized International Yoga Day 2023 in collaboration with Nehru Yuva Kendra, Mokokchung.



The International Day of Yoga was observed at Community Hall, Tzudikong Town, Mokokchung on 21 June on the theme “Yoga for Harmony & Peace”, organized by National Ayush Mission, DHFW Kohima. The program was graced by the presence of Lt. Col. Ravinder Kumar and his Sergeant, Tzudikong Ad-hoc Vice chairman and committee members, Students, Staffs of AHWC Tzudikong, AWWs.

Yoga Instructors Aosenla and Meren from AHWC Chuchuyimpang were the instructors for the event. Various wellness activities were also conducted throughout all the AB-HWCs of the district to mark the day.


NCC, Yuva Tourism Club celebrate at Livingstone Foundation International

Livingstone Foundation International (LFI) witnessed a vibrant celebration of the International Day of Yoga on 21 June 21. The event was organized in collaboration with the National Cadet Corps (NCC) and the Yuva Tourism Club, along with the support of Livingstone Foundation Society and Breeze Women Welfare Association.


The day commenced with a morning Mass Yoga session, led by a group of talented LFI students from various grades. The session included practices such as Surya Namaskar, Halasana, Paschimottanasana, Bhujangasana, Urdhvahastasana, and Ardhahalasana.


Prior to the yoga session, Dr Andrew Ahoto Sema, the Chairman of LFI, addressed the participants, emphasizing the numerous health benefits of yoga in daily life.


In addition to the main event, a Quiz and Essay Writing Competition was organized at the LFI Auditorium on 20 June revolving around this year’s theme of ‘Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.’
During the yoga session on 21 June, the winners of the Quiz and Essay Competition, alongside the five students who led the yoga session, were honored with certificates. Ani Yepthomi, the Director of LFI, and Chairman Dr. Andrew Ahoto Sema presented the certificates, recognizing the students’ achievements and contributions.


Nagaland University, Lumami

Nagaland University, Lumami observed International Yoga Day with around 150 participants. The theme for this year was ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,’ emphasizing global unity.


The event featured practical and technical sessions, highlighting the importance of yoga in daily life. Certificates were awarded to participants who completed the ‘Yoga Brings Health & Happiness’ workshop organized by Nagaland University and IUCYS Bangalore.


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